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Constructive Guidance and Discipline Birth to Age Eight, Loose-Leaf Version

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ISBN-10: 0133388859

ISBN-13: 9780133388855

Edition: 6th 2014

Authors: Marjorie V. Fields, Patricia Meritt, Debby Fields, Nancy Perry

List price: $69.50
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Fields, Meritt, and Fields have written one of the most respected texts in the field, Constructive Guidance and Discipline: Early Childhood Education, and in the Sixth Edition, the authors provide information about helping children become confident, caring, responsible, and productive people in a strong and thoughtful way. This edition now includes content and examples on infants and toddlers, making the book relevant to teachers of children from birth through age eight. All of the authors’ recommendations about guidance approaches are based on the sound research of Jean Piaget, Alfred Adler and Carl Roger. These insightful recommendations, for novice and seasoned educators alike, further acknowledge the uniqueness of each child, including how individual temperaments and experiences affect behavior. The authors encourage their readers to treat the root cause of behavior problems rather than just the symptoms in order to obtain lasting results. In doing so, they continually present a clear discussion of child development and developmentally appropriate practices as they relate to the causes of children’s behavior.  Unique in providing a unified theory base for analyzing guidance and discipline, the text offers a consistent view of external versus internal motivation, explaining why rewards are as damaging as punishment, and why evaluative praise undermines children’s learning as well as their self-confidence.  Keenly focused on developmental theory and constructivism, this celebrated resource explains underlying causes for child behavior, weaves numerous  infant/toddler, preschool and primary classroom examples throughout, includes two full chapters devoted to challenges stemming from children with special physical or emotional needs, learning disabilities, or risk factors due to poverty, violence, or loss, and many summary boxes and graphic aids to prepare students in becoming experts in guiding young children.
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Book details

List price: $69.50
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education Canada
Publication date: 1/8/2013
Binding: Looseleaf - sheets only 
Pages: 432
Size: 7.30" wide x 9.10" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Marjorie FieldsDr. Marjorie Fields is retired from teaching after over 30 years teaching innbsp; the field of early childhood education. She first taught kindergarten, then first grade, then began teaching teachers. Thanks to her own children, she also had experience in cooperative preschools and with various types of child care. nbsp; Marjorie has a doctorate in early childhood education with research in parent involvement. She has been active in early childhood professional organizations at the national and local levels and is currently president of the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, she has also served as a vice-president of that organization. In addition, Marjorienbsp; served on the national governing board of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She has published extensively in the field of emergent literacy as well as child guidance. nbsp; This book is the outgrowth of over 30 yearsrsquo; reading and thinking in conjunction with developing and teaching early childhood discipline courses. Dr. Fields credits her two sons with helping her learn what is most important about child guidance and discipline initially; now she continues to learn from her grandchildren. nbsp; Debby FieldsDebby Fields is a temporarily retired mental health counselor and stay-at-home mom of two daughters.nbsp; Debby has worked as an elementary school counselor and as a teen-parent counselor.nbsp; Through her work and life, she has learned a great deal about child development.nbsp; Early intervention and attachment were the focus of her work with teen parents.nbsp; This work allowed her a window into the lives of young adults and with attachment problems and the obstacles they face in raising their own children. nbsp; Debby has a master's degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling.nbsp; She presented her master's thesis on multicultural counseling at a national convention for the American Psychological Association.nbsp; In addition to her training in attachment issues, she has focused on developing culturally sensitive practices and has a degree in anthropology.nbsp; Debby currently works in cooperative preschools with both her children. nbsp; Contributing Authors Eileen HughesDr. Eileen Hughes is a faculty member in the early childhood program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. nbsp; Lory BritainDr. Lory Britain has 30 years of experience developing curriculum materials and teaching children, parents, student teachers, and professionals in a variety of settings, including the university, community college, and private sector. nbsp; Sierra FreemanSierra Freeman is a special education inclusion teacher in Portland, Oregon, and works with elementary school children.